Best Diners & Dives in and around Union City, Tennessee

Sept. 11, 2020 – Looking for some delicious grub you can’t find back home? We have the hookup for you. Click on the icons to check out some of the places we recommend for visitors to the Reelfoot Lake Region. And we promise they are some of the tastiest and most fun restaurants you can visit anywhere in the world! If you know of a place you think we should consider adding, email Bon Appetit, y’all!

Union City

Don Sol

One of the best Mexican restaurants in town is Don Sol. The staff is extra friendly, and the food is extra delicious. Catch them on a night when they have the mariachi band for a fun evening of food and entertainment.

Hops & Barley

If you plan on spending the evening in Union City and are looking for a social outing, Hops & Barley is the place to be. It’s a local, family-owned bar and grill with a family-friendly atmosphere. Hops & Barley offers fun theme nights including Trivia Night.

PV’s Hut 

“Serving the Same Great Food since 1953” Discover one of the best secrets in Obion County. Cold sandwiches, salads, hot sandwiches, PV burgers and more! They say the homemade pies are to die for. Check website for hours. (cash only)


Specialty sandwiches are the name of the game at Sammies, located in Union City and in Martin, Tenn. They feature the “sammies of the month,” which include the Oktoberfeast or the Turkey and Dressing Sub in November. In their own words: “If tasty sandwiches could fly, this place would be an airport.”

Scott’s Grill

Scott’s Grill is located on a charming downtown street in Union City. Known for their juicy burgers, pizzas and other comfort foods, Scott’s Grill is the place where the entire family will find something they love. Open Mon. – Sat. from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Tiny Baker

Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Tiny Baker in downtown Union City. Whether you need a sweet treat to take back home for your friends or family, or want to “treat yourself” after a visit to Discovery Park, Tiny Baker is the place for you.


For a change of pace from traditional dishes, check out Yamato Japanese Steakhouse. Yamato offers the best sushi, hibachi and shrimp tempura in West Tennessee.

Bricks and Brews

Located in downtown Union City, Bricks and Brews offers hand crafted brick oven pizza, wings and more. Bricks and Brews also offers a Trivia Night on Monday nights.

Martin, Tenn.

Martin Coffeehouse 

Located in historic downtown Martin, Tenn., the quaint Martin Coffeehouse is designed for coffee lovers in need of artisan brews, conversation and a creative environment. Very cool vibes with southern hospitality.

The Opera House

The Opera House Restaurant in Martin, Tenn., is the place to go if you’re looking for a more upscale dining experience. Open only for dinner, their menu includes a wide variety of lavish entrées for a classy night of dining.

Blake’s at Southern Milling

Blake’s at Southern Milling is a restaurant, bar and private event space offering Texas-style smoked meats, Southern sides and classic cocktails in a beautifully preserved and fully renovated historic building in Martin, Tennessee. Built in 1918, 109 S. Lindell Street has long been a landmark and gathering place for locals. Some hundred years later and now home to Blake’s, it is a special destination for locals and travelers alike.

Blue Oak Oyster Bar and Grill

Locally owned and operated, the Blue Oak Oyster Bar and Grill serves fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks, tasty fish tacos and more. Have nice adult beverage to wash it all down while enjoying the unique atmosphere.

The Grind Mac & Cheese Burger Bar

Better known to locals as “The Grind,” this burger bar is the newest and most unique restaurant within 30 miles of Union City. Located in the college town of Martin, Tenn., The Grind is a “must-do” for all foodies.

Reelfoot Lake

Blue Bank Resort 

Enjoy one of those famous Tennessee sunsets on beautiful Reelfoot Lake as you eat a tasty meal and enjoy a glass of wine at Blue Bank Resort. Visit in the spring and walk through gorgeous flowers, and come back around the holidays to see thousands of twinkling lights in their holiday display.

The Boat House Restaurant

The Boat House Restaurant on Reelfoot Lake is a great place to eat on the water and enjoy catfish, coleslaw, beans and fries. Be sure to grab some of their homemade strawberry butter with your warm rolls. Two fins up!

Boyette’s Dining Room

If you’re a lover of tasty catfish, this family-style restaurant is the spot for you. The friendly staff at Boyette’s Dining Room in Tiptonville welcomes you to enjoy your time with them at the restaurant and then walk across the street and see the scenic Reelfoot Lake. Located just 23 miles from Discovery Park of America.